Kodansha Adds Rave Master, All Out!!, Shojo Fight Manga Digitally
posted on by Justin Piselli
Kodansha Comics announced on Wednesday that it will release all 35 volumes of Hiro Mashima's Rave Master manga digitally on October 3. Pre-orders will be 40% off. The company's site is also additionally listing that it will release Shiori Amase's All Out!! and Yoko Nihonbashi's Shojo Fight manga. The company will release the first volumes of both series on September 26.
The company describes Rave Master:
Sometimes Haru feels like he doesn't have a purpose. He feels like he'll never leave the island he lives on, but when fate comes knocking he answers the cry! With the evil called Dark Bring using the Demon Card power to take over the world, only one thing can stop it: the four missing rave stones. And now, Haru will find them wherever they lie! With the dark side looming, a boy called Haru may be the world's single hope of revitalizing Rave and escaping the clutches of evil.
Mashima published the 35-volume manga from 1999-2005. Tokyopop released the first 32 volumes of the manga before it shut down its North American operations in 2011. Kodansha Comics released volumes 33-35 to complete the series in one omnibus volume in 2011. The manga inspired a television anime series in 2001-2002.
The company describes All Out!!:
Kenji Gion has always had a complex about his height. On his first day of high school, he meets the giant Iwashimizu and a certain ball game: rugby. This classic shonen manga of youth and high school rugby starts now!
Amase launched the manga in Morning Two in 2012, and Kodansha published the manga's 12th volume in Japan on January 23. Kodansha will publish the 13th volume on November 22. The manga inspired a television anime series that aired from October 2016-January 2017. The manga also inspired a stage play that ran in Tokyo from May 25 to June 4.
The company describes Shojo Fight:
Ever since that day, Neri Oishi's resolved not to make friends. She's fifteen years old and plays volleyball at Hakuunzan Private Academy Middle School, which is known for producing top players of the sport. Neri's doing everything she can to hold herself back, including hiding that she was the captain of a team that took second place in a national tournament when she was in elementary school. While she's immersed in this team sport, why should Neri have to kill herself? What keeps her from quitting volleyball in spite of that? Get ready for an ensemble volleyball drama!
Nihonbashi launched the manga in Kodansha's Evening magazine in 2005, and Kodansha published the 14th volume on July 21. The manga bundled an anime DVD with the sixth volume in October 2009.
Thanks to Morgan for the news tip.